19 February 2015

Construction companies advised to prepare for Generation Z

Construction companies must make use of today’s technology to attract the generation that will not be able to remember what life was like without the internet Skill shortages are having a detrimental impact on the construction industry with 43 different sectors now experiencing the effects. Recent results from the Construction News Barometer have shown that[…]

  • 19 February 2015

19 February 2015

New guidance for the specification of non-fragile rooflights

NARM’s new guidance document has been produced to reduce specification errors for non-fragile rooflights Walk-on rooflights are high specification glass structures designed to floor loadings. They are unsuitable for most rooflighting applications. Specifiers often refer to walk-on specification, which demonstrates their confusion; their requirement is actually for a non-fragile rooflight. The National Association of Rooflight[…]

  • 19 February 2015

19 February 2015

New inverted roof insulation launched by Dow Building Solutions

Dow Building Solution’s new inverted roof insulation was launched at an event attended by industry leaders The event, which took place at ICEBAR LONDON, was attended by more than 70 architects, specifiers and roofing contractors, including representatives of the Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC). ICEBAR LONDON was chosen to host the event as[…]

  • 19 February 2015

19 February 2015

Sustainability campaign supported by Mitsubishi Electric

The Wigan Warriors Community Foundation’s sustainability campaign has been launched to encourage the development of a green community The Wigan Warriors Community Foundation developed its ‘I’m a Green Warrior’ campaign with the aim of promoting the development of a greener community in Wigan. The Foundation wants schools, colleges, businesses and individuals to engage with its[…]

  • 19 February 2015

18 February 2015

CE Mark awarded to staircase manufacturers

British Spirals and Castings’ architectural products have achieved the CE Mark When a product meets EU environmental, health protection and safety requirements, it is awarded the CE Mark. The CE Mark is a declaration that the product meets these requirements and enables it to move freely within the European market. It became mandatory for all[…]

  • 18 February 2015

  • 18 February 2015

18 February 2015

Cladding material from Silva Timber used on hospice building

Silva Timber’s Western Red Cedar Shingles were specified as cladding material for the new building St. David’s Hospice Care previously managed its services from a converted Victorian house that was in need of renovation. A new building was required for the hospice, which cares for more than 2,600 patients a year. The hospice needed to[…]

  • 18 February 2015

18 February 2015

Energy logger used to monitor hospital’s electrical consumption

The Tinytag Energy Logger, from Gemini Data Loggers, monitors current and voltage to determine power and energy consumption Sandwell and the West Birmingham NHS Trust uses the Energy Logger to examine electrical distribution and deliver sub-metering information across its Hospital Estate. The Estate’s network includes a range of electrical distribution equipment, which all needs to[…]

  • 18 February 2015

18 February 2015

Exterior wood panel range extended

The grey wood panels have been designed to compliments facade elements such as doors and window frames The Trespa Meteon range of exterior wood panels can withstand prolonged exposure to harsh weather conditions, according to tests The new grey wood decors have been designed with a natural wooden appearance to influence the experience, age and[…]

  • 18 February 2015

18 February 2015

Passenger lift installed in YO! Sushi restaurant

The passenger lift enables customers with low mobility levels to access the first floor of the restaurant, which overlooks the city of Edinburgh The passenger lift was decorated with vinyl graphics to ensure it complimented the urban design of the restaurant The Maxilift 2.0 passenger lift was specified by the Director of Ford Associates Chartered[…]

  • 18 February 2015